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Community Ed Plans Classes for Business, Industry
October 26, 2012

Walters State’s Community Education Program plans three November and December courses of interest to local business and industry. All classes meet at the Walters State Greeneville/Greene County Center for Technology.

The TOSHA 30-Hour General Industry Workshop is offered in connection with OSHA Nov. 13-16. The class meets from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Learn to recognize, avoid, abate and prevent safety and health hazards in the workplace with this comprehensive program. This is appropriate for all industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and production, warehouse settings; distribution and retail. Each subpart of the OSHA General Industry Standards will be addressed, including basic electrical safety, fall protection, machine guarding, overhead and equipment. The class includes a copy of the OSHA General Industry Regulation (29 CRF 1910). The cost is $414 per person or $999 for three employees from the same company. 

The final two classes class cover trench and excavation and confined space. These two will meet Dec. 11. 

Trench and Excavation meets in the morning and is designed for all employees involved in trenching and underground projects. Completion of this class enables individuals to serve as a designated competent person, managing the safety aspects of the site. This class meets in the morning.

Confined space entry meets in the afternoon of Dec. 11 and covers all workers who may enter or supervise entry into confined spaces. Topics covered include use of gas monitoring devices, permit requirements and alternative entry procedures. 

Both the trench and excavation class and the confined space class are $135 each or $270 for both, with lunch included. 

For information on these classes, contact Amanda Hill at (423) 798-7946 or Amanda.Hill@ws.edu.